St. Louis Public Radio News
9:12 am
Mon November 14, 2005

City schools hope to boost scores, balance budget by 2011

St. Louis – Untitled Document Officials with the St. Louis Public Schools say they want to balance the budget, boost graduation rates to 90 percent and get more kids enrolled in preschool, and they hope to do it by 2011.

The goals are part of what the school board is calling an education covenant.

Superintendent Creg Williams said he has outlined a six-year plan to achieve the objectives.

"What the plan is going to talk about is how do you get there? How do you do these things? What kind of activities do you need to have in place? Will you need to expand programs? Will you need to retool teachers? How are you going to lay out the curriculum? And what are those things going to cost?" Williams said.

The district will hold five simultaneous meetings Tuesday, November 15th and Wednesday, November 16th 2005 from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Beaumont High School 3836 Natural Bridge Ave.
  • Carnahan Middle School 4041 S. Broadway
  • Nance Elementary School 8959 Riverview Blvd.
  • Buder Elementary School 5319 Lansdowne Ave.
  • Metro High School 4015 McPherson Ave.

Click here to listen to Matt Sepic's interview with Creg Williams.